May 23, 2017

Ethical Children's Clothes Are Great

By Verena Barthel
Ethical Children's Clothes Are Great

If you’re stocking up on warm clothes for your little one this winter, there are many reasons to choose ethical organic baby clothes. 

When choosing clothes for your baby, it is natural to look for baby clothes that will keep your child warm and comfortable. Choosing organic & ethical children’s clothes, offers many more benefits than just being kind to your baby’s skin.

From a seed sown in a field, all the way to a garment you buy in a shop, the journey of an item of clothing is long and involves many people and resources. Read on to learn why buying organic baby clothes is a great investment for everyone involved in this journey.

Buying Organic Baby Clothes Is Great for Your Bank Account

Studies have shown that organic cotton lasts up to five times longer than cotton produced with pesticides. When you wash clothes the cotton fibres start to break, which eventually will cause holes and tears. The more substances and chemicals you apply to a fibre, the weaker it gets. Many of the clothes that we buy have a Teflon, polymer or formaldehyde-based coating. This gives the clothes a smooth feeling and reduce shrinking and creasing. Unfortunately, this weakens the fibre.

Because baby clothes are washed more frequently, they have much higher wear and tear. Fortunately, organic cotton baby clothes are exposed to far less chemicals likely to weaken their fibres. Although you might spend a little more to start with, you’ll save money in the long run. Because organic baby clothes last so well, they not only save you money; they can also save your friends and family money by becoming hand-me-downs.

Ethical Children’s Clothes are Good for Others

When buying ethically sourced organic baby clothes, you are also putting money into the pocket of the family who made them. It’s far better to buy ethical baby clothes. This supports a company that provides a living wage and sound working conditions. For example, our newest brand addition: German Eco fashion label Sense Organics, have joined forces with Child Rights Cell (CRC) through SAVE Tiripur. So, not only does your money go to supporting the workers, but a percentage also goes to support CRC’s Bridge School scheme. Bridge schools support children rescued from child labour and provides them with an education and a fresh start.

When you buy ethical baby clothes, you make the choice to support the next generation of children in a developing country. Sense Organics products are also vegan and cruelty free. When choosing ethically sourced organic baby clothes, we strive to keep every step as ethical and environmentally friendly as possible.

Ethical Baby Clothes Benefit the Planet

Your child was created naturally, so why add chemicals to them as they grow? Humans may have used Cotton for thousands of years, but it’s come a long way from its humble origins. While only covering 2.5% of the world’s agricultural land, 25% of all insecticides and 18% of all pesticides used worldwide are used on cotton crops.

Not only is this harmful to our environment and our ecosystem, but it also damages the communities working on the crops. Without proper equipment and knowledge of pesticides, many workers fall ill and even die. Leaving their families without an income. Each year in the US alone, 10,000 workers die from cancers related to pesticide use, while in developing countries that figure more than doubles.

The life span of organic cotton clothing is important for the environment, too. It requires around 400 gallons of water to create one cotton t-shirt.  When 10.5 million tonnes of clothing are sent to landfill each year in the US, doing your bit to ensure the clothing you buy lasts as long as possible is something small but significant for the environment.

Buying ethical organic clothing not only benefits you and your family, it also helps the environment and workers in vulnerable communities. Ethical organic clothes are not only an investment for your child. They are an investment for the future of the planet they’re growing up in. 

To shop for ethical children clothes that are cute, comfortable and hard-wearing for your little one, check out our website!